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National Summary


Most areas staying dry again today - patchy frost mainly across the west and southwest to begin. Winter sunshine should occur fairly widely over Munster, south Leinster and west Connacht. Very gradually brightening up in other areas too, but possibly staying dull for the day further north, with patchy drizzle. Rather cold with highest temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees, in light southeast breezes.


Cold and dry tonight with long clear spells. A widespread sharp to severe frost will form, along with some icy patches, all in near calm. Lowest air temperatures -4 to +2 degrees, coldest inland.


Cold and frosty at first tomorrow, with brightest skies across the northern half of the country. However cloud will tend to push up from the south through the day. Drizzle will appear at times along southern coasts, perhaps the odd spot of drizzle elsewhere later. Feeling cold with highest temperatures of only 3 to 6 degrees, in light southeast breezes.


OUTLOOK: Cold for the rest of the weekend with further frosts, but with a return to more near normal temperatures early next week. Generally dry, but patchy rain too, locally persistent on Sunday. TOMORROW NIGHT: Very cold with a severe frost and some icy stretches, especially for the midlands, north and east. Rain and drizzle moving into west and southwest coastal areas later in the night, eastern margins too, possibly turning wintry across Wicklow. Lowest temperatures -3 to + 2 degrees, in light southeast breezes.SUNDAY: Cold, especially for the midlands, north and east, with frost only slowly clearing. A mix of cloud and brighter spells through the day, but with patchy rain moving across the country from the Atlantic, persistent at times over Munster. Highest temperatures of 3 to 8 degrees in near calm.MONDAY: A cold frosty start, but with a lot of dry bright weather through the day. Parts of Kerry and West Cork, however are likely to day dull with patchy drizzle. Temperatures will return to a more near normal 7 to 10 degrees, in light southerlies.TUESDAY: A milder day in moderate southerly winds; highest temperatures of 9 or 10 degrees. Overall dry with some bright or sunny spells - just the odd spot of drizzle along Atlantic coasts.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South-Southeast, 11 Knots, Fair, 6 Miles, 1033, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

East-Southeast, 8 Knots, Cloudy, 10 Miles, 1034, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

East-Southeast, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 1.4 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1032, Falling slowly

Roches Point Automatic

East, 9 Knots, Cloudy, 11 Miles, 1032, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

East, 12 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 1031, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

Northeast, 2 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 1031, Falling slowly

Mace Head Automatic

East, 9 Knots, Mist, 2 Miles, 1032, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

Southeast, 6 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1031, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South-Southeast, 4 Knots, Wave ht:0.3 m, 1034, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

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Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South, 9 Knots, Wave ht: 3.2 m, 1031, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

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Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0600 Saturday 21 January 2017 Issued at 0600 Friday 20 January 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A ridge of high pressure extends westwards over Ireland from an intense anticyclone (1041hPa) centred over Europe. A weak embedded front lies along the east coast.

Forecast for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea

Wind: Southeasterly force 3 or 4, locally force 5 later.

Weather: Cloudy in the north, northeast and on the Irish Sea, with patchy drizzle. Gradually becoming mostly fair or fine as cloud pushes away northwards.

Visibility: Mostly good, moderate in any patchy rain.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Sunday 22 January 2017: Mainly moderate southeasterly winds. Fine for a time further north, but cloud increasing, producing some drizzle, especially in the southwest and along the east coast.